November Newsletter

“Christianity isn’t done growing and changing. Jesus himself invites us to take things out of our faith-filled “storage room” and discern what is essential… We want to build on old things and allow them to be useful in different ages, vocabularies, and cultures.” Richard Rohr

November Newsletter

Integral Christianity & The Growing Edge:
Join us for a special opportunity with Rev. Paul Smith (author of “Integral Christianity” and “Is Your God Big Enough, Close Enough, and You Enough”) and Luke Healy (Integral Christian Network). Learn about integral Christianity and how it helps us grow up, wake up, and experience God with us, in us, and beyond us. Practice whole body awakening and WeSpace community practice. This is a hybrid event where Rev. Paul Smith will be joining us via live webcast and Luke Healy will be joining in person. This event is part retreat, part workshop, interactive, informative, and practice based. Both Paul and Luke will answer questions and lead us in spiritual practice.

Sacred Saturdays with Patty Forsberg:Centering Prayer (November 23rd 9am-12pm)CENTERING PRAYER is a Christian meditation method that helps us let go of the busy, become less attached to our thoughts and expectations, and most importantly – say YES to God’s presence and action in our life.Learn or renew the practice of centering prayer. Suggested Donation $20, Suggested Book “Open Mind Open Heart” $15Welcoming Prayer (December 14th 9am-12pm)The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life.In our time together we will cover the mechanics of the prayer, Thomas Keating’s teachings on divine healing, and spend time in sacred community. This workshop is as much restorative as it is informational.Please RSVP. Registration is free. Suggested donation $20. Suggested welcoming prayer booklet $15.November at Contemplate Lincoln

We will be closed on Thanksgiving November 28th
Monthly Compassion Circle – 2nd Mondays 6:30pm
Contemplative Movement – Fridays 5:30pm
Noon-hour Silent Prayer – Weekdays 12:15-12:45pm
Worship Music – Sundays 3:30 pm 
House Church: Integral Worship – 
Sundays 4pm
Taizé Worship Service –  Sunday November 17th 6pm

November
by Mary Oliver

The snow
began slowly, 
a soft and easy
sprinkling

of flakes, then clouds of flakes
in the baskets of the wind
and the branches
of the trees –

oh, so pretty.
We walked
through the growing stillness,
as the flakes

prickled the path,
then covered it,
then deepened
as in curds and drifts,

as the wind grew stronger,
shaping its work
less delicately,
taking greater steps

over the hills
and through the trees
until, finally,
we were cold,

and far from home.
We turned
and followed our long shadows back
to the house,

stamped our feet,
went inside, and shut the door.
Through the indow
we could see

how far away it was to the gates of April.
Let the fire now
put on its red hat
and sing to us.